After breast surgery can I shower?

Showering post op. Our office usually has patients shower after we see them on day three. Every surgeon, patient and case is different. Please ask your individual surgeon about this.
Varies. Much will depend on exactly what procedure was performed and your own surgeon's preferences/instructions. Best to get this type of instruction straight from your surgeon as opposed to online “consultants”. Best wishes.
Up to your surgeon. I let my patients shower on day 4. Every surgeon has his or her personal preferences.
surgeon preference. Each surgeon has a different protocol for when to allow their patients to shower postoperatively. It is best to discuss this with the surgeon that you are having your procedure with. I generally use demabond skin glue foreclosure with my patients and allow them to shower within 24 hours.
Yes but.... Yes but wait at least 48 hours. Also if you have drains, talk with your surgeon. Some are ok with showers and some like you to have them removed before you shower.
Yes but askMD advice. Cerrsinly this is possible but surgeons will vary in their restrictions with some permitting immediate showering and others preferring to restrict showering for 3-4 days depending on technique and experience and training.

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How soon after breast surgery can I shower?

Depends. Different surgeons give their patients different instructions on when they can shower after surgery. This will depend on the type of breast surgery you have (lumpectomy, mastectomy, reconstruction, etc.) and your surgeon's standards. The best thing to do is to check with your surgeon. Read more...
Ask your surgeon. Every surgeon has their own instructions. In general, the wound has one cell layer that seals the wound in 48 hours. If a waterproof dressing has been placed over the wound, then one can shower immediately.Keeping the wound clean is most important and good ole soap and water will do just fine. Call your surgeon to get specific instructions. Read more...
Depends. Ask your surgeon. This will depend on the type of breast surgery that you are having. Read more...
Ask Surgeon. Much will depend on exactly what procedure is performed and the specific surgeon's preferences. Therefore, these types of questions are always best addressed to your surgeon who knows your situation and is responsible for your care. Best wishes. Read more...

How long do I have to wait to take a shower after breast surgery?

Depends. Thanks for your question. If you do not have drains and the incisions look well healed you can shower in as little as 48 hours after most breast surgery. Please discuss with your surgeon. Read more...
Varies. Much will depend on exactly what procedure was performed and your own surgeon's preferences/instructions. Best to get this type of instruction straight from your surgeon as opposed to online “consultants”. Best wishes. Read more...
surgeon preference. Each surgeon has a different protocol for when to allow their patients to shower postoperatively. It is best to discuss this with the surgeon that you are having your procedure with. I generally use demabond skin glue foreclosure with my patients and allow them to shower within 24 hours. Read more...

How long after breast surgery can I go pool?

Ask your surgeon. I usually recommend waiting a week before swimming ; to see your surgeon before swimming after any surgery. Read more...
Ask Surgeon. The only resource that you should heed should be your plastic surgeon,  who knows exactly what was done, how you are progressing, what you are planning on doing ( in terms of exercise etc.) and is ultimately responsible for your care. Best wishes. Read more...

When after breast surgery can I go back to work?

Depend. Is it just lump removal or mastectomy with or without node dissection. All can influence the time back to work. In general, beat surgery is not painful and quicker recovery. If it plastic surgery it can be quicker. Read more...
Depends... Much will depend on exactly what type of breast surgery is performed, how you progress after surgery, whether you experience any type of complication, and exactly what type of work you do. For example, patients may be able to return to work sooner if they have a desk job as opposed to a job requiring heavy lifting. Therefore, your surgeon will be in the best position to advise you accurately. Read more...

Is breast surgery safe?

Surgery has risks. In general, breast surgery is safe but it does come with serious risks. It is important to have a thorough preoperative evaluation by your pmd to make sure you don't have health problems that will cause a problem during or after surgery. You need to look at the experience of the surgeon. It can help to get a recommendation from friend/family. Read more...
It varies. Yes in general but there are all kinds of different breast surgeries and all kinds of different surgeons. You must do adequate research and find a responsible practitioner to help guide you through the process! Read more...
Possible risks . There are risks to crossing the street or flying in an airplane and, of course, there are risks to any surgical procedure. These risks can occur regardless of surgeon or technique. These include but are not limited to: infection, hematoma, discomfort, wound breakdown, hypertrophic scar formation, asymmetry, unfavorable healing, implant infection exposure, rupture, deflation, palpability, visibili. Read more...
Yes, but... The vast majority of patients who undergo breast surgery do well. However, any surgical procedure, including breast surgery carries certain risks as well as potential complications. These risk/complications will vary from one procedure to another. Therefore, patients should spend time learning about the potential risk/complications associated with a specific procedure prior to proceeding. Read more...
Safe surgery. Yes. Now, there are always risks in any procedure. The most common are; bleeding, infection and anesthesia complications. These are very rare. Please see a board certified plastic surgeon to see if you are a candidate. Read more...

What's the legal age to get breast surgery?

No Age Restrictions. Theoretically there are no age limits, either too young or old. Most surgeons would not do a cosmetic breast augmentation prior to age 18, but there are conditions where reconstruction with implants would be done earlier. The only other "legal" limit is one suggested by the fda for silicone gel implants. They recommend gel implants for women age 22 or older. Why 22? I have no idea. Read more...
Age - Breast Surgery. The legal age for consent is 18 without emancipation. Surgery of the breasts can be perfromed at any age with proper consent. Under the age of 18, consent of the legal gaurdian is required. For some elective procedures, it is best to wait until the breast are fully developed before persuing any surgical options. Read more...
18. In order for patients to provide “consent” to proceed with surgery they must be 18 years of age. Younger patients will need parenteral consent. Read more...
There isn't one . Very important to wait until after the breasts have finished growing and maturing. Any surgery before that time can have serious long term consequences. Saline breast implants are fda approved for 18 and older. Silicone breast implants are fda approved for 22 and older. Read more...

How old do you have to be for breast surgery?

Old enough. If you are talking plastic surgery, no would recommend waiting until after having all kids you plan to have. Read more...
It depends . Elective breast surgery is most commonly for lifting, reduction, enlargement or some combination. Typically a woman should be at least 18 years old and both physically and emotionally mature to undergo elective breast surgery. Arrange a consultation with a plastic surgeon to discuss your options. Read more...
Adult. Cosmetic breast surgery can be performed after the age of 18, this allows enough time for breast development and for you to make an informed decision. Reconstructive breast surgery can be performed at a younger age. http://www.dassmd.com/breast-enhancements/index.html. Read more...
No age limit. Although we usually like to wait until the breasts have finished maturing before performing any surgery on them, a small percentage of adolescent girls can have a significant increase in their breast size that can cause neck and back pain. These patients are candidates for a breast reduction. Read more...

How does the kangana ranaut breast surgery work?

Can't find report. While there are many gossip papers to suggest that she has had breast enlargement surgery and the photos support this guess, it remains a rumor. If true, there are a variety of methods to accomplish this but a silicone implant place under the muscle through a breast crease is the most likely approach. Read more...

How to best support a friend after breast surgery?

Be a Friend. Offer to help. Go with her to her appointments, and be another set of ears. Help with the kids or meals or whatever else is needed. Just the fact that you are asking suggests you'll do just fine. Good luck to your friend. Read more...
Just be there. Be the good friend that you are. Offer to go with the patient to her appointments. In the post op period, friends can be very helpful when patients come home from the o.R. Be supportive and caring. All these things count for a lot... Read more...
Many ways. The day of surgery, just be present and you can be the driver. Then you can help her with getting dressed, do grocery shopping, preparing meals, helping with dressing changes, lifting heavy things for her, and be reassuring. Get to know post operative instructions and help her do them. Read more...
Ask about Needs. Best to simply ask your friend what her needs may be. These needs may differ from one individual to another. For example, some patients benefit from having a friend “watch over them” for the first one to 2 days after undergoing anesthesia. Others may benefit from having a driver to return to office follow-ups etc. Read more...